Activist and civil-rights attorney Jacob Meister launched his campaign for Cook County Clerk of the Circuit Court with a video announcement on Facebook.
Meisterwho founded the LGBTQ advocacy organization The Civil Rights Agendahas been practicing law in Chicago for 29 years.
In the announcement, Meister says, in part, "The Clerk of the Court's office is ground zero of corruption, fraud, and waste in Cook County government. The current clerk runs a patronage den, collects political contributions from employees and sells jobs for cash. ... It's time to acknowledge that not all Democrats are the samethat those who make a career of selling-out government for personal profit are a danger to us all and that the Democratic party must embrace true reform and say, 'Never again.'"
See JacobForClerk.com .